Listed: Top Chinese Phones With Fingerprint scanners


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Fingerprint scanners have made their way on to the front and rear of Chinese phones all year. Here are some of the top Chinese phones with fingerprint scanners you can buy right now.

This list is made up of current and upcoming Chinese Android smartphones which come with the added security benefit of a fingerprint scanner. There is no specific order to the phones, I have just written them as I remembered each model.

Elephone P8000

elephone p8000

The Elephone P8000 is the successor to the P7000 and features a 5.5-inch FHD display, 3GB RAM and huge 4165mAh battery. Processing power comes from an octacore Mediatek MT6753 chipset which runs Android 5.1 out of the box.

The P8000 features a fingerprint scanner on the rear of the phone below the Samsung 13 mega-pixel main camera and single LED flash. Pricing for the P8000 currently just $159.99.

[ Elephone ]

Mlais M7 Plus

mlais m7 review

When we tested the original Mlais M7 I was happy with the overall build and compact size of the 5.5-inch phone. The new and improved Mlais M7 Plus will see a few changes to the phone. The most interesting being the switch to a one touch unlock system. Some phones require the screen to be unlocked before the fingerprint sensor works, but the new M7 Plus will unlock and wake upon detecting the correct fingerprint.

Other features of the Mlais M7 Plus include 3GB RAM, Mediatek MT6753 chipset and Android 5.1.

[ Mlais ]

Bluboo XTouch

bluboo xtouch

Bluboo have teased that they plan to launch a new flagship phone named the Bluboo XTouch, and judging by the specifications it is one hell of a budget beast!

Bluboo claim the Xtouch will boast such features as a Sapphire glass display, 4GB RAM, Helio X10 chipset, 3050mAh battery, Sony IMX214 13 mega-pixel main camera and a 1920 x 1080 display.

The fingerprint scanner on the Xtouch will be incorporated in to a physical home button below the screen. We are waiting on the pricing and launch date of this exciting smartphone.

[ Bluboo ]

ZUK Z1

ZUK Z1 Rear

The backed by Lenovo ZUK Z1 is a phone that I personally have a close eye on. From what we know about the phone it looks as though the start-up have created a well designed and constructed phone while maintaining features that we expect from a flagship such as a large 4000+mAh battery.

ZUK will launch the Z1 in China on the 11th August and hold an international launch later in the month. So far we know the Z1 will have a fingerprint scanner in the home button, 3GB RAM, USB Type C, 13 mega-pixel camera and might ship with CyanogenMod ROM.

Meizu MX5

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The Meizu MX5 is the first unibody alloy phone from the Zhuhai based manufacturer and the second Meizu to come with a fingerprint scanner and physical home button (in recent time).

In addition to the new alloy body, and fingerprint button, Meizu also gave the MX5 an AMOLED display, however fans in China haven’t been too impressed with the phone and we are hearing complaints about the display, ROM optimisation and build.

OnePlus 2

OnePlus 2 display

The OnePlus 2 is one of the newest phones to launch and will officially be available in China from tomorrow (4th August). The “2016 Flagship Killer” has an interesting mix of components that include 4GB RAM, 1080 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 810 chipset and PDAF auto focus on the rear. However, it does lack an SD card reader quick charger and NFC, items which some fans have been quite vocal about.

The OnePlus 2 will be available via invite for international fans later this year.

ZTE V3

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ZTE announced a refreshed range of V3 phones last week. The range consists of three models starting from 999 Yuan in China all with very similar hardware but varying features and accessories.

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What they all share is an all alloy body, fingering scanner on the rear, 5.5-inch FHD display, 3000mAh battery and room for a 128GB SD card. The phones also come with an octacore 64bit chipset, 13 mega-pixel main camera and DTS stereo sound.

Ulefone Be Touch 2

ulefone be touch 2

The Ulefone Be Touch 2 is the slightly updated version of the current Be Touch. In addition to coming in a white colour option, the Be Touch 2 also has a higher resolution 1920 x 1080 display and larger 3050mAh battery.

Ulefone have opted for a round fingerprint scanner below the screen on the BeTouch 2 which is a handy location but does add a little extra length to the phone.

[ Ulefone ]

Coolpad Dazen Note 3

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Coolpad’s Dazen sub brand is not only available in China but is also making the leap to India where it will release models such as the Dazen Note 3.

The Note 3 follows the tried and tested formula of a 5.5-inch HD display to keep costs down, 3GB RAM and an octacore Mediatek MT6753 chipset for powerful performance. The fingerprint scanner is located on the rear of the Dazen below the 13 mega-pixel main camera and supports 360 degree recognition.

Huawei Honor 7

huawei honor 7

The Huawei Honor 7 is a 5.2-inch smartphone with 1920 x 1080 display, 20 mega-pixel main camera, 3GB RAM and 3100mAh battery. If those highlight features weren’t enough then it also boasts dual SIM support, a 2.2Ghz Kirin 935 chipset and rear fingerprint scanner.

Like the Mate 7, the fingerprint scanner on the Huawei Honor 7 is a one touch activation model that wakes and unlocks the phone with a single press.

Lenovo Vibe P1

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Lenovo haven’t even officially mentioned the Lenovo P1, but we know it exists because we have seen the TENAA documents leaking the phone. Like the ZTE V3, the Vibe P1 will have a full alloy body, and like its distant brother (the ZUK Z1) comes with a physical home button fingerprint scanner.

The rest of the details aren’t confirmed, but it seems that Lenovo are going for a midrange bruiser and plan to use a Snapdragon 615 in the up and coming phone.

Blackview

blackview concept

The Blackview Concept phone is another very exciting piece of kit. The phone is still in the development stages according to our contact, but the hardware is all finalised and looks stunning!

Stand out features include a Mediatek MT6797 chipset, 4GB RAM, QHD 2K display and Sony 20 mega-pixel IMX230 main camera. The cherry on the top though is the fingerprint scanner located behind the display of the phone! If Blackview really have achieved this then they will be one of the first to do so!

[ Blackview ]

Oukitek U10

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The Oukitel U10 is the upcoming flagship from Oukitel who have already had some hits with the U8 and U9 phones. Like the U9, Oukitel have opted for an all alloy body but this is a unibody with fingerprint scanner and 13 mega-pixel Samsung 3M2 camera on the rear.

A 1920 x 1080 display from JDI lives on the front with 5 mega-pixel camera, while a Mediatek MT6753 chip and 3GB RAM runs Android Lollipop. The U10 will cost just $160, a fair price for a high-end mobile.

[ Oukitel ]

Top Chinese Phones with fingerprint scanners

There are tons of more Chinese phones with fingerprint scanners and we would love you to add more phones that you are interested in in the comments below.

We will also release a more up to date list in the coming weeks after we see the launch of more Chinese smartphones.

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114 Comments

  1. pa5t1s
    August 3, 2015

    Nice survey 😉
    One suggestion: could you show it as a two-column list, either ‘front’ FPS or ‘back’ FPS? I guess some readers will like it that way too… 🙂

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      agree with you.
      I would go with the scanner in the back because those phones with the scanner placed in the front look ugly to me
      (Bluboo and Meizu especially)

      • balcobomber25
        August 3, 2015

        Having used both, front on the MX5 and back on the THL 2015. I prefer the back in terms of comfort. It’s just the natural way most people hold their phones. But I am a huge fan of buttons on phones, call it nostalgia but it’s just something about a home button that makes me giddy.

        • MaxPower
          August 3, 2015

          that’s one of the reasons why Android is better than Iphones.
          there’s a phone out there that matches everyone’s taste,needs and budgets

          • balcobomber25
            August 3, 2015

            And no matter how ugly you think Android is, there are millions of different ways to customize it to your liking. With iPhone if you don’t like boring, bland colors you better learn to love them lol.

            • MaxPower
              August 3, 2015

              lol, I’ll never get that nonsense!

            • balcobomber25
              August 3, 2015

              I tried to use it once for 30 days. I despise how boring it looks and when I realized there was very little I could change on it, I ditched it after about a week. It’s a shame too because they have incredibly fast and efficient software they just lock it down entirely too much. And the worst part is if you don’t like the style of their latest phone, there is no other option.

            • MaxPower
              August 3, 2015

              I’ve bought an ipad mini for my son when he turned 1.
              I actually bought it to keep him entertained while on a long flight (8+ hours).

              while the hardware is very nice and not even expensive, the software really sucks.
              i can’t change anything, i have always to synchronize to move files back and forth… not for me.
              he loves it though.

            • balcobomber25
              August 3, 2015

              Yea I bought them for my nieces they love them and it works wonders on long flights lol. Sit them down with episodes of Doc McStuffins and I can get work done (aka watch the newest movies on the plane). All while Mom and Dad are getting drunk in the seats behind us haha.

            • MaxPower
              August 3, 2015

              you totally got the picture 😉

            • ljan ryan
              August 5, 2015

              Apple’s products are very good, in addition to the price is too high.

      • G'n'T
        August 3, 2015

        Hey MaxPower, I am at the other end. One thing with the rear scanner, how do you unlock the phone when driving in the car and the phone is in a cradle? (Something I do a lot)..

        • MaxPower
          August 3, 2015

          that was my opinion based on how i use the phone and I’m aware that people might use it in a different way.
          (right hand, left hand….).

          according to your scenario you should look for a phone with a front scanner or a phone with NFC so you can automatically disable the scanner while driving.

          • G'n'T
            August 3, 2015

            Yeah no worries Max, was just showing another method of use. I know very little about NFC as it isn’t really used in Oz and very few phones have this feature or advertise it. But if it can do this, I will have to take a closer look. Thanks.

            • MaxPower
              August 3, 2015

              actually you pointed out a real issue since i use the phone in the car in the same way.

              mostly i use it with Waze (navigation app).

              if my phone doesn’t support NFC
              (mine actually doesn’t) then I have to think of a workaround which could be Tasker (one of my favorite apps) and let it disable the scanner while the phone is plugged or while Waze is running.

              I’m not a fan of front buttons, and i usually hold the phone with the left hand while i use the right pointer to navigate.
              For that reason a scanner placed on the back makes more sense to me.

            • balcobomber25
              August 3, 2015

              There is an incredibly easy solution allow Uncle Balco to show you it in 3 easy steps and a picture:

              1. Buy Volvo S60
              2. Use excellent navi system
              3. Enjoy best ride of your life!

            • MaxPower
              August 3, 2015

              forget about the room,
              make love with your Gionee into your Volvo!

              😀

            • balcobomber25
              August 3, 2015

              Oh I plan to! A 3some with Elife S7 and E8!!! The sexy slim supermodel (S7) and the big booty babe (E8).

              Just have to wait till those phones come to Blu, as much as I love Gionee I can’t justify dropping $1200 one two phones.

            • MaxPower
              August 3, 2015

              lol

            • iKosh
              August 4, 2015

              Nice, but rumors say that Volvo’s tend to lag and throttle due to overheating issues like SD810.

              http://img02.deviantart.net/d42d/i/2004/083/f/6/burning_volvo.jpg

            • balcobomber25
              August 4, 2015

              That’s like a cool winter day compared to the 810….

    • August 3, 2015

      Yes Andi. Really you should do it the way pa5t1s suggested. Should be a lot easier to read and compare them.

      Also, include their prices too.

  2. E8hffff
    August 3, 2015

    I have zero interest in a finger print scanner. Why would anyone want one and what’s so special about them.

    • August 3, 2015

      You should’ve simply deleted the email upon reading the title instead of coming here to tell us u ain’t interested in fingerprint scanners.

      For starters, fingerprint scanners are for security and thats no gimmick. You can lock your phone, apps, files with your fingerprint. For instance, you dont want anyone to make calls with your phone or read your text messages or emails, simply lock your dialer, sms and gmail (or any email app you are using) with your fingerprint.

      Isnt that better than using a third party app to lock stuffs with lock codes which are hackable and can cause issues too.

      • E8hffff
        August 3, 2015

        So you wouldn’t want the money better spent on an improved camera or other feature?

        • balcobomber25
          August 3, 2015

          I have the MX5 and it has an excellent camera and fingerprint scanner. Meizu didn’t need to skimp on any details.

          • August 3, 2015

            Exactly the point I wanted him to understand. There is no need to omit any feature. We should get the best for our money.

        • August 3, 2015

          Basically all these phones listed here have moderately good to very good cameras, good amount of RAM, a decent amount of storage options, NFC/Hotknot and every bells and whistles a smartphone should have.

          What else could you be referring to?

    • mf1gt3r
      August 3, 2015

      Shouldn’t have come here then, let alone commented.

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      Michael explained very well the need of a fingerprint scanner.
      Lot of people have stored sensitive data in their phones (accounts, passwords,credit cards #) and for that reason an extra level of security is needed.

      plus payments through a smartphone are right behind the corner and soon you will be able to pay without a credit card or signature.
      a quick touch on the fingerprint scanner to authorize the payment.

      • E8hffff
        August 3, 2015

        There are ways to fool the scanners, so a level of false security. Also you have pass-codes to obtain most security needs. Some people will also be concerned with the privacy aspect of the fingerprint details maybe being lifted to service owners databases.

        • MaxPower
          August 3, 2015

          i agree with you about fooling the scanners, but it’s because it’s still considered an early stage technology still in development.
          you will never get a 100% of security
          (for that you need to switch everything off)

          With Android M and native support of the scanners things might get better.
          Obviously you wont use it with a third party app on a rooted device.

          If Apple already introduced it among Apple Pay then i would think that they reached at least a fair level of security.

      • hans
        August 3, 2015

        yes, but unfortunately a lot of this new phones do not have NFC, I rather have NFC than a fingerprint scanner and maybe this new phones will even have usb 3 and not 2

        • MaxPower
          August 3, 2015

          to me it looks like they are fighting over a penny to stay competitive and for that reason they add new features that might be more appealing while they get rid of the ones that might not sell well.
          those are marketing choices.

          for example i remember when the Xiaomi MI4 came out they add the IR blaster (missing in MI3) and at the same time they got rid of NFC
          (included in MI3) saying that according to their research only about 8% (in not sure about that number) of MI3 owners used that feature.

          they could have keeped NFC, but then that would have affected the final price.

          I’m sure that there’s a phone that satisfies everybody’s needs out there and if not then in sure it will come out soon.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      I used to say the same, until I used one. It’s a much more secure way to keep your private info safe.

      • Andrew P
        August 3, 2015

        Except the fact that probably your fingerprint is being sent to their database. And who knows how these “leaks” could be used in the future, when there will be more technologies with fingerprint scanners.

        • balcobomber25
          August 3, 2015

          There is only one way to 100% secure your personal info these days, don’t buy a smartphone, tablet or computer.

          • Andrew P
            August 3, 2015

            I am not saying 100%, I am saying it is possible to avoid some things to increase our security. It is the same as saying “If food is full of pesticids, don’t it at all”, while the way to avoid it is eating organic food.

            Ironically you said finger print scanner makes your info safe, while now you are saying that you don’t care about it.

            • balcobomber25
              August 3, 2015

              I never said I don’t care about it. I don’t buy into the tin foil hat theories that Meizu (in my case) has some secret program installed that logs and uploads my fingerprints to some mythical database. Anyone who does buy into those theories should stay away from the internet because they will never be 100% secure.

              Why do I like a fingerprint scanner? There are a number of reasons from safety to security. But most of all is how easy it is. In less than half a second I can get into my phone. Incredibly efficient when I am in a time crunch and need a file on my phone ASAP.

            • August 3, 2015

              Haha .. basically the reason why my wifey has been on my neck to get her a smartphone with fingerprint scanner. She wants to lock her phone but says she doesnt want the inconvenience of lock codes and patterns … can you imagine that? But she has been using these since I dont know when.

            • balcobomber25
              August 3, 2015

              I also have small nieces and nephews who love to pick up phones and press buttons. You would be surprised how easy a 3 year old can break into a phone just by pressing random buttons. I could use a 10-15 character password with numbers, letters, caps and specials but that just defeats the purpose. I need to be able to access files quickly for work, taking an extra 1-2 minutes to type everything out and praying I don’t fat finger it just doesn’t work in my industry.

            • Andrew P
              August 3, 2015

              Come on balcobomber, I am not talking about local security. I am talking about remote security and remote data collection, which in future could be used to unlock anything, what is based on fingerprint scanner.

            • balcobomber25
              August 3, 2015

              And we are all saying we love it for the local security. I am not the type who worries about hypothetical scenarios that might or might not happen, never have been and never will be. For right now a fingerprint offers me the easiest way to get into my phone. I take every available precaution to guard my personal data and I use very few apps to begin with, most apps I use are offline apps anyways.

            • Andrew P
              August 3, 2015

              “We all”.. who “all” ? There are lots of people in the forums who would agree that fingerprint details should be secured as much as possible, and some company fingerprint sensor is an opposite of that.

              I would better use a password which would require few seconds to unlock, instead of using extremely vulnerable fingerprint sensor just to unlock it faster.

              And a mention that 3 year kid can open a 10-15 character password is a complete non sense. There are billions of combinations in 10-15 character password.

            • balcobomber25
              August 3, 2015

              We all as in everybody who is arguing for it…

              To me a password that can be broken locally is extremely more vulnerable than one that can’t. We all have different opinions.

              And if you actually read my comment that is not what I said. I said the 3 year old was able to guess my pin just by typing in numbers. I said I COULD use a 10-15 password but it defeats the purpose of trying to save time. Which is why most people use a pin or a pattern instead.

            • Andrew P
              August 3, 2015

              Well, perhaps we really have different opinions about security priorities. But I assume you agree that fingerprint details can be easily leaked remotely when you are using that kind of sensors.

            • balcobomber25
              August 3, 2015

              I don’t agree because we really don’t know enough about it. Your whole argument is a hypothetical of something that could happen. Most of the hacks that are suggested for fingerprint readers requires them to actually either have your phone or a picture of your fingerprint.

            • Andrew P
              August 3, 2015

              Once again you are saying “because they will never be 100% secure”..
              I am not saying it is the way to be 100% secure, I am saying it is the way to be PARTIALLY secure.

              Perhaps it is a bad idea to discuss with you, because everytime you are transforming specific topic into very abstract world problem.

            • August 3, 2015

              He is not saying that he doesn’t care about the safety of his personal info. Yes, someone out there “MIGHT” be able to have access to your fingerprint info stored on you smartphone, but hell … any smartphone manufacturer that wants to have access to your information can do that through the Android ecosystem already. So, whats the need to try that through a hardware feature they are incorporating for our convenience?

              The fingerprint scanner is for local (literary and figuratively) security. You dont want your kids prying into delicate info or your colleague in the office gaining access to delicate work info. If you are working in a company where privacy is required, you might understand my point of view.

              Lock codes and patterns are good too, but anyone looking over your shoulder can very easily know them and gain access. That can never happen with your fingerprint.

              Got it?

            • Andrew P
              August 3, 2015

              “any smartphone manufacturer that wants to have access to your information can do that through the Android ecosystem already.”

              I did not say they access your personal info. I said they access your fingerprint details. You should read again what I am trying to say.

              Got it?

          • August 3, 2015

            Yup … I agree on this one.

  3. balcobomber25
    August 3, 2015

    I don’t know if fans in China are using a different phone than me but I am loving the MX5 and have yet to find an issue with it either. The few reviews that have come out have said the same and I know of a few other people who have it that also love it. So either China is using a different batch of phones or there is something fishy about those complaints.

  4. pa5t1s
    August 3, 2015

    Nice survey 😉
    One suggestion: could you show it as a two-column list, either ‘front’ FPS or ‘back’ FPS? I guess some readers will like it that way too… 🙂

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      agree with you.
      I would go with the scanner in the back because those phones with the scanner placed in the front look ugly to me
      (Bluboo and Meizu especially)

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      August 3, 2015

      Yes Andi. Really you should do it the way pa5t1s suggested. Should be a lot easier to read and compare them.

      Also, include their prices too.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      Having used both, front on the MX5 and back on the THL 2015. I prefer the back in terms of comfort. It’s just the natural way most people hold their phones. But I am a huge fan of buttons on phones, call it nostalgia but it’s just something about a home button that makes me giddy.

    • G'n'T
      August 3, 2015

      Hey MaxPower, I am at the other end. One thing with the rear scanner, how do you unlock the phone when driving in the car and the phone is in a cradle? (Something I do a lot)..

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      that was my opinion based on how i use the phone and I’m aware that people might use it in a different way.
      (right hand, left hand….).

      according to your scenario you should look for a phone with a front scanner or a phone with NFC so you can automatically disable the scanner while driving.

    • G'n'T
      August 3, 2015

      Yeah no worries Max, was just showing another method of use. I know very little about NFC as it isn’t really used in Oz and very few phones have this feature or advertise it. But if it can do this, I will have to take a closer look. Thanks.

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      that’s one of the reasons why Android is better than Iphones.
      there’s a phone out there that matches everyone’s taste,needs and budgets

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      actually you pointed out a real issue since i use the phone in the car in the same way.

      mostly i use it with Waze (navigation app).

      if my phone doesn’t support NFC
      (mine actually doesn’t) then I have to think of a workaround which could be Tasker (one of my favorite apps) and let it disable the scanner while the phone is plugged or while Waze is running.

      I’m not a fan of front buttons, and i usually hold the phone with the left hand while i use the right pointer to navigate.
      For that reason a scanner placed on the back makes more sense to me.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      There is an incredibly easy solution allow Uncle Balco to show you it in 3 easy steps and a picture:

      1. Buy Volvo S60
      2. Use excellent navi system
      3. Enjoy best ride of your life!

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      And no matter how ugly you think Android is, there are millions of different ways to customize it to your liking. With iPhone if you don’t like boring, bland colors you better learn to love them lol.

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      forget about the room,
      make love with your Gionee into your Volvo!

      😀

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      lol, I’ll never get that nonsense!

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      Oh I plan to! A 3some with Elife S7 and E8!!! The sexy slim supermodel (S7) and the big booty babe (E8).

      Just have to wait till those phones come to Blu, as much as I love Gionee I can’t justify dropping $1200 one two phones.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      I tried to use it once for 30 days. I despise how boring it looks and when I realized there was very little I could change on it, I ditched it after about a week. It’s a shame too because they have incredibly fast and efficient software they just lock it down entirely too much. And the worst part is if you don’t like the style of their latest phone, there is no other option.

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      I’ve bought an ipad mini for my son when he turned 1.
      I actually bought it to keep him entertained while on a long flight (8+ hours).

      while the hardware is very nice and not even expensive, the software really sucks.
      i can’t change anything, i have always to synchronize to move files back and forth… not for me.
      he loves it though.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      Yea I bought them for my nieces they love them and it works wonders on long flights lol. Sit them down with episodes of Doc McStuffins and I can get work done (aka watch the newest movies on the plane). All while Mom and Dad are getting drunk in the seats behind us haha.

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      you totally got the picture 😉

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      lol

    • iKosh
      August 4, 2015

      Nice, but rumors say that Volvo’s tend to lag and throttle due to overheating issues like SD810.

    • balcobomber25
      August 4, 2015

      That’s like a cool winter day compared to the 810….

    • Tarantino
      August 6, 2015

      Apple’s products are very good, in addition to the price is too high.

  5. E8hffff
    August 3, 2015

    I have zero interest in a finger print scanner. Why would anyone want one and what’s so special about them.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      August 3, 2015

      You should’ve simply deleted the email upon reading the title instead of coming here to tell us u ain’t interested in fingerprint scanners.

      For starters, fingerprint scanners are for security and thats no gimmick. You can lock your phone, apps, files with your fingerprint. For instance, you dont want anyone to make calls with your phone or read your text messages or emails, simply lock your dialer, sms and gmail (or any email app you are using) with your fingerprint.

      Isnt that better than using a third party app to lock stuffs with lock codes which are hackable and can cause issues too.

    • mf1gt3r
      August 3, 2015

      Shouldn’t have come here then, let alone commented.

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      Michael explained very well the need of a fingerprint scanner.
      Lot of people have stored sensitive data in their phones (accounts, passwords,credit cards #) and for that reason an extra level of security is needed.

      plus payments through a smartphone are right behind the corner and soon you will be able to pay without a credit card or signature.
      a quick touch on the fingerprint scanner to authorize the payment.

    • E8hffff
      August 3, 2015

      So you wouldn’t want the money better spent on an improved camera or other feature?

    • E8hffff
      August 3, 2015

      There are ways to fool the scanners, so a level of false security. Also you have pass-codes to obtain most security needs. Some people will also be concerned with the privacy aspect of the fingerprint details maybe being lifted to service owners databases.

    • MaxPower
      August 3, 2015

      i agree with you about fooling the scanners, but it’s because it’s still considered an early stage technology still in development.
      you will never get a 100% of security
      (for that you need to switch everything off)

      With Android M and native support of the scanners things might get better.
      Obviously you wont use it with a third party app on a rooted device.

      If Apple already introduced it among Apple Pay then i would think that they reached at least a fair level of security.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      I used to say the same, until I used one. It’s a much more secure way to keep your private info safe.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      I have the MX5 and it has an excellent camera and fingerprint scanner. Meizu didn’t need to skimp on any details.

    • Andrew P
      August 3, 2015

      Except the fact that probably your fingerprint is being sent to their database. And who knows how these “leaks” could be used in the future, when there will be more technologies with fingerprint scanners.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      There is only one way to 100% secure your personal info these days, don’t buy a smartphone, tablet or computer.

    • Andrew P
      August 3, 2015

      I am not saying 100%, I am saying it is possible to avoid some things to increase our security. It is the same as saying “If food is full of pesticids, don’t it at all”, while the way to avoid it is eating organic food.

      Ironically you said finger print scanner makes your info safe, while now you are saying that you don’t care about it.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      August 3, 2015

      Basically all these phones listed here have moderately good to very good cameras, good amount of RAM, a decent amount of storage options, NFC/Hotknot and every bells and whistles a smartphone should have.

      What else could you be referring to?

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      August 3, 2015

      Exactly the point I wanted him to understand. There is no need to omit any feature. We should get the best for our money.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      August 3, 2015

      Yup … I agree on this one.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      I never said I don’t care about it. I don’t buy into the tin foil hat theories that Meizu (in my case) has some secret program installed that logs and uploads my fingerprints to some mythical database. Anyone who does buy into those theories should stay away from the internet because they will never be 100% secure.

      Why do I like a fingerprint scanner? There are a number of reasons from safety to security. But most of all is how easy it is. In less than half a second I can get into my phone. Incredibly efficient when I am in a time crunch and need a file on my phone ASAP.

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      August 3, 2015

      He is not saying that he doesn’t care about the safety of his personal info. Yes, someone out there “MIGHT” be able to have access to your fingerprint info stored on you smartphone, but hell … any smartphone manufacturer that wants to have access to your information can do that through the Android ecosystem already. So, whats the need to try that through a hardware feature they are incorporating for our convenience?

      The fingerprint scanner is for local (literary and figuratively) security. You dont want your kids prying into delicate info or your colleague in the office gaining access to delicate work info. If you are working in a company where privacy is required, you might understand my point of view.

      Lock codes and patterns are good too, but anyone looking over your shoulder can very easily know them and gain access. That can never happen with your fingerprint.

      Got it?

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      August 3, 2015

      Haha .. basically the reason why my wifey has been on my neck to get her a smartphone with fingerprint scanner. She wants to lock her phone but says she doesnt want the inconvenience of lock codes and patterns … can you imagine that? But she has been using these since I dont know when.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      I also have small nieces and nephews who love to pick up phones and press buttons. You would be surprised how easy a 3 year old can break into a phone just by pressing random buttons. I could use a 10-15 character password with numbers, letters, caps and specials but that just defeats the purpose. I need to be able to access files quickly for work, taking an extra 1-2 minutes to type everything out and praying I don’t fat finger it just doesn’t work in my industry.

    • Andrew P
      August 3, 2015

      “any smartphone manufacturer that wants to have access to your information can do that through the Android ecosystem already.”

      I did not say they access your personal info. I said they access your fingerprint details. You should read again what I am trying to say.

      Got it?

    • Andrew P
      August 3, 2015

      Once again you are saying “because they will never be 100% secure”..
      I am not saying it is the way to be 100% secure, I am saying it is the way to be PARTIALLY secure.

      Perhaps it is a bad idea to discuss with you, because everytime you are transforming specific topic into very abstract world problem.

    • Andrew P
      August 3, 2015

      Come on balcobomber, I am not talking about local security. I am talking about remote security and remote data collection, which in future could be used to unlock anything, what is based on fingerprint scanner.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      And we are all saying we love it for the local security. I am not the type who worries about hypothetical scenarios that might or might not happen, never have been and never will be. For right now a fingerprint offers me the easiest way to get into my phone. I take every available precaution to guard my personal data and I use very few apps to begin with, most apps I use are offline apps anyways.

    • Andrew P
      August 3, 2015

      “We all”.. who “all” ? There are lots of people in the forums who would agree that fingerprint details should be secured as much as possible, and some company fingerprint sensor is an opposite of that.

      I would better use a password which would require few seconds to unlock, instead of using extremely vulnerable fingerprint sensor just to unlock it faster.

      And a mention that 3 year kid can open a 10-15 character password is a complete non sense. There are billions of combinations in 10-15 character password.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      We all as in everybody who is arguing for it…

      To me a password that can be broken locally is extremely more vulnerable than one that can’t. We all have different opinions.

      And if you actually read my comment that is not what I said. I said the 3 year old was able to guess my pin just by typing in numbers. I said I COULD use a 10-15 password but it defeats the purpose of trying to save time. Which is why most people use a pin or a pattern instead.

    • Andrew P
      August 3, 2015

      Well, perhaps we really have different opinions about security priorities. But I assume you agree that fingerprint details can be easily leaked remotely when you are using that kind of sensors.

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      I don’t agree because we really don’t know enough about it. Your whole argument is a hypothetical of something that could happen. Most of the hacks that are suggested for fingerprint readers requires them to actually either have your phone or a picture of your fingerprint.

    • Guest
      August 4, 2015

      yes, but unfortunately a lot of this new phones do not have NFC, I rather have NFC than a fingerprint scanner and maybe this new phones will even have usb 3 and not 2

    • MaxPower
      August 4, 2015

      to me it looks like they are fighting over a penny to stay competitive and for that reason they add new features that might be more appealing while they get rid of the ones that might not sell well.
      those are marketing choices.

      for example i remember when the Xiaomi MI4 came out they add the IR blaster (missing in MI3) and at the same time they got rid of NFC
      (included in MI3) saying that according to their research only about 8% (in not sure about that number) of MI3 owners used that feature.

      they could have keeped NFC, but then that would have affected the final price.

      I’m sure that there’s a phone that satisfies everybody’s needs out there and if not then in sure it will come out soon.

  6. Aeonia
    August 3, 2015

    While I would never be against anything like fingerprint scanners on mobile, it begs the question of security as one user pointed out on xda especially if Android Pay is coming into play.

    If a single app compromises on security and your fingerprint stolen, there’s no changing that..not like a password. Also, we are dealing here with questionable manufacturers from China. Not too recently I ported a Huawei EMUI 3.0 Rom to my Jiayu G4s and the sheer amount of malware/questionable apps was intimidating…at least to avast antivirus. We’ve also seen Lenovo, Jiayu and many more companies affected by trojans in their roms..

    So you may say you’re only using it for unlocking screen but a 3rd party app is busy selling your fingerprints to others..

    So is there hope at all?

    Personally, until they come up with a standard and secure way of storing my fingerprints maybe Android M, I am still skeptical..and for a good reason

    I am curious to here your thoughts on this…

    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      A lot of native Chinese apps that ship with Chinese phone will show as malware in many antivirus programs. The very first thing I do when I buy a Chinese version of a phone, or use a Chinese ROM is root the phone, run Titanium and clear out all the bloatware/dodgy apps.

      As for fingerprints it really all depends on how each phone is storing your fingerprint and what apps you are using. If you use trusted apps and have a good antivirus program on your phone that should never be an issue. If you have lots of questionable apps there is a lot more than just your fingerprints being stolen at stake.

      People are acting like fingerprints are the only thing hackers want. i know too many people that have everything from SSN’s (for those in the US), credit card details and x rated pictures of their significant others they wouldn’t want to get out. Anytime you use an internet connected device you run the risk of all your information being stolen and sold to the highest bidder. If you are not already taking steps to prevent this your information is probably already out there.

  7. balcobomber25
    August 3, 2015

    I don’t know if fans in China are using a different phone than me but I am loving the MX5 and have yet to find an issue with it either. The few reviews that have come out have said the same and I know of a few other people who have it that also love it. So either China is using a different batch of phones or there is something fishy about those complaints.

  8. Guest
    August 3, 2015

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    • balcobomber25
      August 3, 2015

      A lot of native Chinese apps that ship with Chinese phone will show as malware in many antivirus programs. The very first thing I do when I buy a Chinese version of a phone, or use a Chinese ROM is root the phone, run Titanium and clear out all the bloatware/dodgy apps.

      As for fingerprints it really all depends on how each phone is storing your fingerprint and what apps you are using. If you use trusted apps and have a good antivirus program on your phone that should never be an issue. If you have lots of questionable apps there is a lot more than just your fingerprints being stolen at stake.

      People are acting like fingerprints are the only thing hackers want. i know too many people that have everything from SSN’s (for those in the US), credit card details and x rated pictures of their significant others they wouldn’t want to get out. Anytime you use an internet connected device you run the risk of all your information being stolen and sold to the highest bidder. If you are not already taking steps to prevent this your information is probably already out there.

  9. Creazydea
    August 4, 2015

    Seems the Blackview P1 PRO is the cheapest?

  10. Creazydea
    August 4, 2015

    Seems the Blackview P1 PRO is the cheapest?

  11. Ashu Chaudhary
    August 5, 2015

    OP2 has laser focus not PDAF

  12. Ashu Chaudhary
    August 5, 2015

    OP2 has laser focus not PDAF

  13. ljan ryan
    August 5, 2015

    Fingerprint flagship phone, I think it must be designed in front, so that the right design, we see some of the famous Chinese brands have started this design, which is a good start. Design on the back, probably because of the cost and technical reasons. Meizu, Oneplus, ulefone, have made the front fingerprint phone. Want to have more brands to join. It’s a good thing for us.

  14. Tarantino
    August 6, 2015

    Fingerprint flagship phone, I think it must be designed in front, so that the right design, we see some of the famous Chinese brands have started this design, which is a good start. Design on the back, probably because of the cost and technical reasons. Meizu, Oneplus, ulefone, have made the front fingerprint phone. Want to have more brands to join. It’s a good thing for us.